West Yellowstone Photo Adventure

January 8-12, 2021

Option: January 13 & 14, 2021 in Gardiner, Montana.

8 Participants



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West Yellowstone Photo Adventure

Welcome to our 5th annual 2021 West Yellowstone Photo Adventure.

See a Trip Report from last years photo adventure.

This photo adventure includes lodging, dinner each night, and 3 private snowcoach trips into Yellowstone National Park from the West Entrance.

In addition, you can add two days exploring Northern Yellowstone from Gardiner, Montana directly after this trip with Jay. Lodging and dinner will be included as well. This portion of the trip is only open to 4 people!


This West Yellowstone Photo Adventure is only open to you and 7 other people. We have partnered with one of Jackson Hole’s finest adventure outfitters to provide you with the ultimate photo experience inĀ Montana/Wyoming this coming winter. Yellowstone is one of Jay’s favorite photo destinations.

We begin our West Yellowstone Photo Adventure by whisking you away via private snowcoach for the first of 3 all-day trips into the spectacular winter Yellowstone backcountry. Each morning we will choose the best possible destinations based on weather and photo subjects the group is looking to capture.

This photo adventure includes 4 nights of accommodations in West Yellowstone, Montana. We are also including group dinners every night at a different one of Jay’s favorite West Yellowstone restaurants.

The photographic opportunities matched with amazing food, guarantees that our West Yellowstone Photo Adventure is a once-in-a-lifetime photographic experience.

West Yellowstone Photo Adventure Schedule

Friday, January 8, 2021

Fly into Bozeman, MT, Idaho Falls, ID or Jackson, WY and drive to West Yellowstone, Montana. You should plan onĀ arriving in time to join Jay and the group at dinner that evening at a local restaurant for the start of our West Yellowstone Photo Adventure.

January 9-11, 2021

We will depart fairly early each day with our private snowcoach to the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Spending the day exploring Yellowstone looking for wildlife and landscape photo opportunities. This will be an all-day affair with lunch and snacks included. Our photographic journey will cover sunrise and sunset. At the end of the day we will return back to West Yellowstone and have another meal at one of the local restaurants.

January 12, 2021

Check out of hotel and travel home with a hard drive full of unique photos from an amazing destination few get to experience. This is the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in Winter!

If you are joining us for our optional Gardiner, Montana tour extension, we will travel up to Gardiner, Montana, shoot photos during the daylight hours prior to checking into our hotel, and then have dinner as a group in Gardiner.

January 13, 2021

We will head out into Yellowstone National Park for sunrise, then spend the rest of the morning looking for impactful wildlife and landscape photographs.

Break for Lunch

Head back out to Yellowstone National Park for another photography session through sunset. Then return back to Gardiner for dinner.

January 14, 2021

We will head out into Yellowstone National Park for another sunrise, then head back to the hotel to check out and depart for home.


1.) Your flights

2.) Breakfast & Lunch

3.) Alchohol & Cocktails

4.) Gifts & Sundries

Photography Instruction

Jay will offer up shooting advice during each photo situation, but will leave you alone to shoot unless you specifically need and ask for advice. He will also look at and critique your images, both on a group and/or individual basis if people request it. That also goes for any software/processing questions you have as well.

Our Photo Mission

We leave no photographic stone unturned for this trip. We stop to photograph every promising wildlife scenario and every potential landscape photo. Our goal is to maximize your shooting experience every day that you are with us. Previous years have provided us with photos of wolves, coyotes, foxes, river otters, beavers, swans, bison, grizzly bears, eagles, and hundreds of unique winter landscapes.

Photos from 2020

While we could include photos from the previous 4 years of conducting this tour, we feel that no year is truly the same. Jay feels that continuously showing you the best of the best is a bit of a lie from the photo adventure standpoint. With this thought in mind, here is what we discovered on our 2020 tour.